Kung Pao Chicken is the perfect weeknight dinner. Skip the take-out counter and create a healthier version that can be ready in under an hour and the entire family will love it!
Need a new way to spruce up those Thanksgiving leftovers? Well, look no further because this ultimate pizza is made with turkey, Brussels sprouts and includes a savory makeover to your traditional cranberry sauce. This pizza will make you wish it was Thanksgiving every week.
This simple, savory pork shoulder is infused with the flavors of bright citrus, plenty of garlic and dried herbs and spices as it marinates overnight. Before a slow simmer with sweet onion and spicy Serrano chilies, the roast is browned to bring out the rich, deep flavors of the meat.
Make this complete meal, ideally suited for entertaining or a luscious Sunday supper—all in just one pan. The redolent and richly flavored stew can be made in advance and reheated; the naan should be grilled just moments before it is served.
Make weeknight-gourmet a regular thing with this fall-inspired recipe that prepares the entree and side dish all in one.
Lime, soy sauce, honey and spicy heat make an intriguing, well-balanced and sophisticated glaze for chicken wings. Take them over the top with creamy green condiment, aji verde, that is equal parts dip and sauce—and the perfect accompaniment to a platter full of wings.
One of the most beloved street foods from Vietnam, the irresistible bahn mi is traditionally made with juicy sliced meat (usually pork), crunchy pickled vegetables, fresh chilies, herbs and a sauce. It is served on a baguette with a soft crumb and thin, crispy crust. Lucky for us, we can make a wonderful version at home: seared ground pork patties get extra savory flavor from aromatic fish sauce and sweet and salty hoisin, and quick pickled vegetables add satisfying lightly acidic crunch. A simple sauce of mayonnaise and sriracha contributes a creamy element; sliced jalapenos a burst of heat; and fresh cilantro leaves just the right amount of green herbaceous-ness.
Contrasts make for beautiful food, giving the cook a chance to be an artist as they arrange the plate. That was the reason behind me first creating this rich red relish to go with chicken or white fish, as a pairing for the Little Penguin Shiraz. As it happened, the deep, jammy Shiraz also accentuates the flavor of the plums to make the perfect pairing for a moist mild cut of meat.
Typically, jerk involves marinating meats in a spicy paste, but this recipe uses a dry rub that’s loads easier to make yet just as effective at delivering a taste of the Caribbean. Coconut rice and a rum pan sauce complete the island vibe.
This bowl is creamy, bright, crisp, tangy, sweet, and savory all at the same time. You can substitute the homemade barbecue sauce with half of a cup of store bought—but why would you want to? The sauce is so easy and yummy, you might make a double or triple batch and enjoy it all summer long.
Simplify weeknight dinner with a chicken and potato sheet pan meal using fresh and flavorful ingredients. This will be your new go-to dinner that’s the perfect amount of food for a family of four! Best of all, you’ll enjoy the easy cleanup.
Cassoulet is a classic French dish that isn’t difficult to make but does take a bit of planning. This version uses duck confit and dried beans. The duck confit can be made ahead of time but you can also just purchase the duck confit legs already made from an upscale grocery store if you wish.
Traditional Roman-style Carbonara uses carryover heat from the piping hot pasta to cook eggs into a silky, creamy sauce. This updated take adds Brussels sprouts to help cut the richness of the bacon and eggs. Once you prep the ingredients, the recipe comes together fast for an easy weeknight meal that is elegant enough to serve to guests at a dinner party.
Sweet, spicy and savory—these wings have it all. The Asian-inspired flavors play off one another in the perfectly piquant sauce that glazes crunchy-crisp wings.
Simple seared pork chops and Brussels sprouts are elevated to a new level with this surprisingly nuanced sauce.
The exciting flavors of New York City come alive with the combination of apple-bacon jam and rich, creamy cheddar. And like the city, this grown-up grilled cheese is sweet, spicy, sour and rich—a little bit of everything. Note: the jam, which keeps well in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks, is also the perfect condiment for pork roast.
If you’ve read any article about how to cook a good steak, chances are you know the importance of letting meat rest once it has cooked: 10 minutes at a minimum. Slice the skirt steak against the grain, and serve it with plenty of your fresh, summery, bright sauce spooned over top.
Skillet-roasting spatchcocked chicken does nearly magical things to an ordinary chicken: the result is golden crisp skin and juicy tender meat. In fact, because of the way the bird sits in the pan, the breast cooks to an ideal 160 degrees and the thigh to 170-175°F in the same amount of time.
This Asian inspired, rich, savory and somewhat sweet dish is an unusual departure from the more expected short ribs preparation. It may be made up to two days in advance and reheated.
How could a dinner you put together this quickly be this good? Credit the grill pan, which lets you cook chicken to moist, juicy perfection! Then pair that perfectly cooked chicken with a salty pretzel bun and sweet-tart mango salsa, and you have an irresistible balance of flavors and textures—on the table in under 20 minutes.